Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Copper over Iron.

 The large bundle that had pieces of Spotted Gum bark in it was very bulky, so it only had a little bit of a boil up in the iron mordant pot, but then I took it out and left if for a week or so and then added it to the copper mordant pot a few days later. The marks are as a result of both iron and copper and I love it!
 The pieces of bark were reddish in colour, dry and quite thick, so I broke them up into pieces about  1cm in size. It was still very hard to wrap and tie them.
              This is the bit of the fabric that must have had the most exposure to the iron.
            When washed and ironed all the colours will be paler, but they are subtly beautiful!

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